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Kerri Howell

Kerri Howell

Director of Communications and Media Relations

315-443-3671
Room: 111E
kdhowell@syr.edu

Kerri is director of communications and media relations for the Whitman School. She is responsible for managing all internal and external communications with students, faculty, staff, alumni, members of the business community and other key stakeholders. By forging relationships with local, regional and national media outlets to showcase the school’s programs and academics, she plays a critical role in strengthening the reputation of the Whitman brand. 

Kerri most recently served as the director of public relations and marketing for St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, N.Y. She has also worked in management roles in public relations for various large companies and nonprofit organizations, including Lockheed Martin Corporation. She has also worked as a television news producer for two different NBC affiliates in Upstate New York.

After receiving her B.A. from State University of New York at Geneseo, she went on to earn her M.S. in communications management from Syracuse’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she has served as an adjunct professor in the public relations department since 2004.